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Because buying or selling a home is such a big decision in our lives, the need for clear, trustworthy information and guidance is crucial. For Buyers For Sellers

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This savagely unhealthy housing market needs higher rates

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors reported Thursday that existing home sales for April came in at 5.61 million , with double-digit home-price growth driving a housing market that is still savagely unhealthy.

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The One Thing Every Homeowner Needs To Know About a Recession

Keeping Current Matters

A recession does not equal a housing crisis. For Buyers For Sellers Housing Market Updates Content Hub

Builder Confidence Plunges on Rising Interest Rates, Growing Affordability Woes

Eyes on Housing

In a sign that the housing market is now slowing, builder confidence took a steep drop in May as growing affordability challenges in the form of rapidly rising interest rates, double-digit price increases for material costs and ongoing home price appreciation are taking a toll on buyer demand.

Kick-Off Your Summer With Never-Ending Prospects

Speaker: Kevin Smullin, Founder, 2Q Lead Generation Strategies

In this webinar, Kevin Smullen will demonstrate a methodology that will help you create a pipeline with continuous prospects.

Do Solar Panels Increase Property Value? Does it Add Green to Go Green?

HomeLight

As a homeowner, you love the idea of green energy , and installing solar panels to help the environment. And if you can save money by adding some green to your wallet, that’s even better!

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Purchase mortgage rates drop to 5.25% as demand wanes

Housing Wire

Purchase mortgage rates this week averaged 5.25%, down five basis points from a week ago , as some individuals put the American homeownership dream on standby due to higher rates and surging home prices, according to the latest Freddie Mac PMMS.

Townhouse Construction Growing

Eyes on Housing

According to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, during the first quarter of 2022 single-family attached starts totaled 36,000, which is 16% higher than the first quarter of 2021.

How AI is Revolutionizing the Real Estate Market

Realty Biz

Time marches on, and so does the sophistication of the technologies we use in our everyday lives like AI.

Housing starts stagnate, market conditions are rapidly shifting

The American Genius for Real Estate

Housing starts for April stagnated, marking the second consecutive months of declines, and more renters being left out of this shifting market. The post Housing starts stagnate, market conditions are rapidly shifting appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

The Complete Realtor: Tools to Successfully Manage Your Personal Life, Career, and Health

Speaker: Marki Lemons Ryhal, REALTOR, Keynote Speaker, 4X International Best Selling Author, and Podcaster at ReMarkiTable, LLC

In this webinar, Marki Lemons Ryhal will teach you how you can pivot and succeed as a real estate agent in the face of adversity!

The housing industry will soon be up in ARMs

Housing Wire

If there’s a bet to be made on the future of the non-agency lending space, it’s that the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) will become far more popular this year as purchase mortgages increasingly dominate a housing market pivoting to an up-rate environment.

How Homeownership Can Bring You Joy

Keeping Current Matters

If you're trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, you're probably weighing a few different factors. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Rent vs. Buy

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Gains for Custom Home Building

Eyes on Housing

NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates custom home building posted a year-over-years gain for the first quarter of 2022. There were 46,000 total custom building starts during the first quarter of the year.

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Ask Jim

BubbleInfo

The Other Bob (TOB) suggested a blog post where he and others could ask questions. Let’s do it! Leave your questions in the comment section, and I’ll do my best to answer promptly. The comment section is moderated, so you will see your comment once I have a chance to review and approve.

Database Restoration: How to Revive Dead Leads and Generate New Ones

Speaker: Rivers Pearce, CEO of W8LESS

In this session Rivers Pierce, CEO of W8LESS, will teach you how winning agents restore and revive their database to continue to gain market share!

Mortgage rate predictions for mid- to late-2022

The Mortgage Report

How high will mortgage rates go? See mortgage rate predictions for mid- to late-2022 from eight industry-leading housing experts. Mortgage Rates

Housing starts data lags reality of higher mortgage rates

Housing Wire

The U.S. Census Bureau released their new residential construction report for April, showing a miss on the estimate and a negative revisions data line, which I believe is lagging behind the current market reality.

Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the Fence

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably heard mortgage rates are rising and have wondered what that means for you. Buying Myths First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

Strong Gains for Single-Family Built-for-Rent

Eyes on Housing

The single-family built-for-rent sector continues to expand as housing affordability headwinds increase.

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The Real Estate Pulse: Analyzing the 2022 Housing Market

Speaker: Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown

In this session, Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown, will breakdown the top housing trends for 2022, and help you navigate the constant changes in the market so that you can achieve success!

Proof that influencer marketing actually dates back hundreds of years

The American Genius for Real Estate

(MARKETING) You may roll your eyes at sexy strangers hawking snake oil on social media, but influencer marketing is nothing new. The post Proof that influencer marketing actually dates back hundreds of years appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

$6,000,000 Burnout

BubbleInfo

With the Crescent House now on the market for $23.5 million, you can’t really blame the sellers of this property for asking $6 million (lot size is 9,730sf): [link]. Encinitas Leucadia Oceanfront

Applications for new homes dropped 14% in April

Housing Wire

Skyrocketing mortgage rates and a slowdown in new home constructions led to a drop in home purchases in April. Mortgage applications for new home purchases dropped 10.6% in April from the same period last year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association builder application survey.

Mortgage and refinance rates today, May 21, and rate forecast for next week

The Mortgage Report

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates Average mortgage rates inched higher yesterday. And they hardly moved over the week; they merely ticked up. Yes, all those screaming headlines about market meltdowns […]. Mortgage Rates Now

#Trending: How to Leverage Instagram’s Algorithm to Build Your Pipeline

Speaker: Eric Simon, Founder of The Broke Agent Media | Matt Lionetti, Real Estate Salesperson at The Agency

In this session, The Broke Agent and Matt Lionetti will break down the strategies they utilize to grow their Instagram accounts to over 360,000 and 40,000 followers. They will also discuss vertical video, podcasting, and the importance of producing consistent content!

Single-Family Starts Decline as Rates, Headwinds Increase

Eyes on Housing

Single-family starts declined in April, as higher interest rates weighed on housing affordability, producing a fifth straight decline for the NAHB/Wells Fargo HMI. Additionally, the cost and availability of materials, lumber, labor and lots remain key supply-side headwinds.

8 Small Trees for Your Front Yard

Point2Homes

The front yard is a great place to put your stamp on your home, allowing passersby a glimpse at your style. It can also be a fantastic place to relax and enjoy a touch of nature. There are many ways you can transform your front yard into far more than simply a driveway for your car.

Selling a House ‘As Is’ in Maryland

HomeLight

Looking to sell a house “as is” in Maryland? Whether you’ve got a fixer-upper or recently inherited a relative’s home, sometimes the goal is to skip repairs, get a fair offer, and move on.

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Layoffs, again: Fairway is the latest lender to trim workforce

Housing Wire

Madison-based Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. appears to be the latest mortgage lender to cut jobs due to the challenging origination market, showing that surging mortgage rates and home prices are now affecting companies with a high share of purchase loans in their portfolios.

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